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Well I guess it is my turn. As many have said before, the week that you signed up for comes way too fast and you still have way too many unfinished projects. My Lexi is nothing really special but I love it to death and it works great. I would like to start by thanking every one on this site for all the help and advice!!! It was great to meet many of you at CM 06 and finally put some faces with screen names. I would also like to thank Woody for a wonderful site (stay away from my wife she might kill you) and for Romer for keeping the 80s tech in line ;)

My first Cruise was a nice mustard '77 FJ-40 that I wish I still had. I kept it for 5 years until it needed a new engine and I needed a commuter car and it was passed on. I then had my eyes opened while on a trip to Moab to Mt bike and saw a build 80 wheeling golden spike and I knew at some point I had to have one. I started filling my dad's ear with how great 80's were and after a year or so of looking he found a locked 97 and we started building that. You will see some pics of that rig below. Then after dental school I had the income to finally pick up my own and after 6 mo or so of looking I found a nice locked '96 lexi with 62k and full service records. So I started building my (our) own 80. I have to say that this truck keeps suprising me and the list of mods never seems to get shorter. I will include a list of mods with pics and if anyone has questions fire away.

Slee Offroad 6” lift
Slee Offroad step sliders
Slee Offroad Rear bumper/tire carrier
ARB winch Bull bar/bumper
Slee Offroad transfer case skid plate
Slee Offroad ARB condenser skid plate
Remove OEM roof rack and plug holes/fix Rhino lined
Synthetic fluids all around
Dog separator ***needs to be replaced after moab (Slee when is yours going to be ready??)
CDL switch and 7 pin mod
315/75-16 Goodyear MTR’s
Built in V1 radar detector
Sound system with Subs in the tailgate
LCD/Navigation system AVIC-Z1
Ipod hook ups
Rear view camera
Landtank Drivers seat extension
Wheel spacers 1 ¼”
Toyota Brass radiator
New fan clutch
Windshield washer bottle relocation kit
520 Uniden CB, in ashtray
Lightforce 240 lights
*Dual Optima battery set up (work in progress)
Clear bumper lights
Clear/Red LED rear lights
JDM side markers clear
JDM passenger grab bar
George’s LED’s for interior lights
Scion TC rear view mirror with HomeLink (work in progress)
Snorkel
Chromo front axles (sitting in garage not installed)
Chromo Rear axles (going back to polyperformance for ones that fit)
OEM Hand throttle
Slee Offroad head light upgrade wiring
Clifford Matrix alarm w/ remote start
Strobe lights with alarm and for hazards (previous owner install)


Future mods

Sorry I forgot this section

Regear to 4:88
M12000lb winch
Roof rack/with roof tent
forced induction
onboard air
aux fuel tank
rear seat LCD's
Rock light LED's (under construction)
Rear power outlets
Longs chromo birfs


I will add more when I get home to my list, but this list is ever growing....
thanks for listening and hope you all like!!

Now fire away with questions
 
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Pic's?
 
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As she looked new to me
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After lift and front bumper
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After snorkel, side markers, and rear bumper
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Dash switches, V1 radar detector, etc
switches from left to right (horn air/reg) lightforce lights, strobe lights, dome light, ebrake for functions on navi
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Navi, and diff switch, and CB....now that everyone that's anyone is using 2m;)
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Grab far and kick pannels for JL audio 3way components
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AV inputs for LCD
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Lockhart bason trail going to CM
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Behind the rocks
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Dad and his cruise on the left
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more pics to come
 

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Romer said:
Nice truck. Are you using the Slee Control arms with the 6" lift?
Thanks:cheers:

Yes I have the arms....even with them I only have 2deg of caster so I wish they had a little more correction for my truck but I am sure some are on the other end of the spectrum also, to get it perfect I guess you have to make your own arms like ToolsRUs

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thanks for the pic Alvaro,

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Hummer hill (by the way for those on this trip...my dad got left behind and did know there was a by pass so he went down this on the way back)
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Gary's beautiful 45/80 in the rear view camara
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Here is my son Liam, I believe he was the youngest Wheeling attendy at CM at 4mo, He had a blast.

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And yes he and mom came home for the hospital in the Lexi...with the help of a stool and the slee step sliders :D :D
 
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Some mod pics I forgot to add...Also I will take a few of the subs, amps and rear box system that will some day hold drawers. Those pics should be up tomarrow.
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Roof Rhino lined (idea stolen from TYLER) and fitting in a 7ft garage
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Really interested in your sub in the tailgate. Also, are those kickpanel speaker mounts custom or what.

Really sweet truck I personally like the techy-gadgets!
 
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Rob,
Man what a sweet ride and really nice buildup!

I love the pic of the dog in the back window
 
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CactusCruiser said:
Really interested in your sub in the tailgate. Also, are those kickpanel speaker mounts custom or what.

Really sweet truck I personally like the techy-gadgets!
Thanks

I will get some pics of the subs and amps tonight once I get home. Yes, the kickpanels are custom to fit 6.5" speakers for the 3way JL's in the front. The 4" mids fit in the factory locations very well and then the tweets are in upper door.

In the tail gate I have two JL 10w3v3 subs...pics coming

I love the pic of the dog in the back window
I like the matching dog.
By the way I would have a matching dog for your cruiser too...my other dog is a really white yellow lab.

Thanks! That is Makalu a 100lb black lab who is a great trail dog. I think that that pic would be a great pic for one of the revolving front page pics for IH8mud...what do you think Woody????
 
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Rob,

Your rig looks spic-and-span clean outside!

And your list of mods is impressive as well.

I, too, would be curious to see the tailgate sub.

Mot :cheers:
 

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sweet pooch!
I'm jealous of the boy too!

great looking rig, what's the next step?
 
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WHAT! No winch??!?

Nice mix of wheeling, tech, and bling!

Is Slee making a dog/cargo barrier? That would be cool.
 
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mot said:
Rob,

Your rig looks spic-and-span clean outside!

And your list of mods is impressive as well.

I, too, would be curious to see the tailgate sub.

Mot :cheers:

Thanks Mot!! The inside is still a little moab dusty... have been too busy to clean since home.

Pics coming

sweet pooch!
I'm jealous of the boy too!

great looking rig, what's the next step?

Thanks

I have updated the first post with future mods now...sorry I forgot that section last night.

WHAT! No winch??!?

Nice mix of wheeling, tech, and bling!

Is Slee making a dog/cargo barrier? That would be cool.

It's in the plans!!

thanks

It has been rumored...

Awesome truck. Did you regear for the 35's?

Yes, (has been updated to the first post) I wanted to get it done before moab but ran out of time. This has been a slippery slop for me. I wanted to regear, so while I'm at it might as well do axle rebuilds. Then might as well change out to Chromo everywhere because I'm in there and have bigger tires, and then I might as well change the rotors and pads........ So thousands of dollars later I will have new gears. So right now I have Chromo front axles sitting around and rear axles that are now going back to poly performance because of fitment issues, and I still have parts to buy.
 
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Here are a few photos that were requested and that I forgot.

This is a picture of the location of the rear camara, very stealth

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this is the custom mount for the rear JL components

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The Amps are located in the passenger side rear panel and consist of a JL 500/1 and 300/4, as you can see it's a bit tight.

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Here are a couple of pics of the rear subs. They are 2 JL 10w3v3 subs in the tailgate being fed by the 500/1 amp. I like the setup, and could think of were I would put them else were but it does make the talegate heavy, and the height the setup makes making a drawer system a little harder. But they sound GREAT!! and are very much out of the way. To make this possible 1.25" was added to the depth of the tailgate. Also in these pics you can see the start of a drawer system that I threw together in an afternoon before we headed to moab. In the current for it worked great for the trip but needs to get finished. Also because the sides havent been made in slid backwards on Hummer hill and dented the sub grills.

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Showing added depth

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That sub enclosure is a freakin' brilliant and stealth solution. I went with a single 10" JL Audio 10w6 in the OEM sub location but gutted the storage bin AND had to add 1.25 inches of depth. I'm a bit dissapointed with the funcionality of my setup because I cant fold the pass side 3rd row seat up because the sub sticks out. I might steal your idea if I redo my mine!

Cheers
 

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